Actions and Detail Panel
Is Multiculturalism Dead?
Mon 27 March 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
SIETAR UK’s panel discussion will dissect what has happened to the concept of multiculturalism. Has it failed? Did it ever really exist? Why the apparent protectionist, cultural back-lash?
At a time when our beliefs, works, values and goals are perhaps more threatened than ever, what can we do to turn the tide? Join us and share your views during our open floor discussion.
Interculturalists representing academia, research, business and training will present their thoughts on the past, present and more importantly the future of multiculturalism.
Some of the big questions we want to tackle include:
- Why has the 'multiculturalism isn't working' argument seem to have won? Where has multiculturalism done 'wrong'?
- How do/will people perceive and value multiculturalism in a post-Brexit and Trump protectionist worldview?
- What can we do to protect multiculturalism as an important value linked to our traditions of humanism and tolerance?
- How can the UK become "Global Britain", maintain it's status as a magnet for diverse people and not end up with a 'little Britain' mentality?
- What can we do as individuals and as a group to reverse the trend back towards a positive understanding of cultural diversity?
- Dr Katharina Lefringhausen; Assistant Professor at University of Warwick,
- Neil Payne; Director of Commisceo Global,
- Faeza Afzal; Business Development Manager at London School Group,
- Abby Beckley; Marketing Manager at Worldwork and
- Bill Reed; Intercultural Management Consultant and Trainer at East Asia Business.
We'll continue the discussion afterwards at The Wellington, 351 Strand, London WC2R 0HS where we have reserved a private area for SIETAR. There will be a cash bar where food can also be ordered.